Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 939,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 939,240

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. OH International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 781,612

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 358,075

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13110 records found.